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Survival Skills for Graduate Students (SSFGS)

This guide provides resources related to the Survival Skills for Graduate Students workshops, including supplemental material and podcasts.

Welcome to the SSFGS Workshops!

Welcome to the Survival Skills for Graduate Students (SSFGS) workshop pages.  The SSFGS workshops are designed to help MSU graduate students suceed!  Whether your're working on your thesis or dissetation, trying to publish your first article, or prepare for the academic job search process, the SSFGS workshops are here for you.  Please feel free to explore the resources, tips, and guides provided in this web space and to join us for one of the many workshops offered each semester.

Are you with a graduate student group or an academic department?  Specialized SSFGS workshops can be offered to any department, graduate student group, or class.  For more information, contact the  Graduate Student Services Department at (662) 325-0810 or

Useful Resources

A Good Read....

Whether it's improving your research productivity, succeeding as a graduate student, or finishing your thesis/dissertatin, the MSU Libraries has resources to help! Here are a few recommended titles from our collection.